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Old 09-03-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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love bugs

Now that love bug season is here I am curious if they eat into the finish on a fiberglass T.T. like they do a cars paint.

If they do how do you handle it when you arrive at a campsie and the front of your trailer is covered with the little black devils?

Most sites say no washing vehicles and it takes quite a bit of water to get rid of them.

Open to any and all thoughts on this.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:48 PM   #2
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we use a small bucket of diluted warm soapy water and a MR.Clean magic eraser
it will flat remove them and wont damage the fiberglass
then when your done
rinse quickly if you can


if you cant then dont use soap, instead just use warm water and the eraser
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what the heck is a love bug? I thought that was a Volkswagon...must be a southern thing.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:17 AM   #4
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Take Bounce dryer sheets, dampen and wash the buggers off. Takes almost no water. Once they're off take a quick rinse and you're done.

NDJollyMon ~ They're a little black menace we have here in the south. They don't bite or sting but they love being near roadways, by the millions!! They'll cover your vehicle and are a bear to remove. At least till I found out about the dryer sheets. They come in June and September and last about 3 to 6 weeks.
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We have bugs be the zillion up here too...just not those. I have used dryer sheets to clean them off...I forgot about that tip.
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:47 PM   #6
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what the heck is a love bug? I thought that was a Volkswagon...must be a southern thing.
one more funny
they are called "love: bugs because they mostly fly around in PAIRS connected at what appears to be a region of certain organs required to reproduce

vaseline also works good if your going to travle in a heavily swarmed area
smear a light coat , sort of make s a mess but if your on a long haula nd cant stop it helps alot in the end
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